• Cristiano Ronaldo and Griezmann head World 11 nominations

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Griezmann head World 11 nominations

    The Portuguese superstar has maintained his proud record of being shortlisted for every award, while his French counterpart is making his debut.

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann both feature on the 55-strong shortlist for the FIFPro 2016 World 11.

    Portugal captain Ronaldo, who lead his country to victory at Euro 2016, and Italy counterpart Gianluigi Buffon are the only men to have been included in all 12 editions of the award, which is based upon votes from 25,000 professional players across 75 […]

  • Griezmann announces his next transfer destination when he leaves Atletico Madrid

    Griezmann announces his next transfer destination when he leaves Atletico Madrid

    Antoine Griezmann has confirmed the Premier League would be his next destination once he leaves Atletico Madrid.

    The France international has been targeted by Manchester United and Chelsea, with reports claiming that the forward is Jose Mourinho’s priority target next summer.

    Griezmann, who has scored 10 goals in 20 appearances for club and country this season, is also wanted by Paris Saint-Germain, but the 25-year-old admits he is not interested in a return to Ligue 1.

    ‘I am in Madrid, we have a […]

  • Scholes tells Mourinho exactly who to sign

    Scholes tells Mourinho exactly who to sign

    Manchester United legend Paul Scholes thinks Jose Mourinho should bring in Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann to succeed Zlatan Ibrahimovic up front.

    Ibrahimovic has had a mixed first season at United – scoring six goals in 11 Premier League matches – but the Swede is set to stay for another year after Mourinho confirmed he would trigger the option to keep him at the club for a second season.

    Speaking on BT Sport, Scholes was full of praise for Ibrahimovic but doesn’t […]

  • Griezmann: I need trophies to match Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

    Griezmann: I need trophies to match Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

    The France international’s stock has risen impressively following his exploits in the last 12 months, but he admits that he must back up his performances with titles.

    Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann feels he needs to win trophies in order to match Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but is adamant he does not have to leave his current club to achieve that.

    The France star is regarded as one of the outsiders to win the Ballon d’Or after a sublime 2016, even […]

  • Griezmann issues response to Ribery

    Griezmann issues response to Ribery

    The Atletico Madrid and France star says he is on “the right track” to greatness despite his compatriot questioning whether he deserves to be labelled world-class.

    Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has responded to Franck Ribery’s claims that he is not yet “world-class”, quipping that his father thinks he is the best player on the planet.

    Griezmann is among the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or after helping Atletico and France reach the Champions League and Euro 2016 finals respectively last season.

    However, […]

  • Antoine Griezmann told he’s NOT world class by former France team-mate

    Antoine Griezmann told he’s NOT world class by former France team-mate

    Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery believes Antoine Griezmann is not world class and believes the Atletico Madrid star needs to prove himself over a longer period of time.

    Griezmann has scored 63 goals in 115 appearances for Atletico, while he finished top scorer at Euro 2016 with six strikes for France.

    ‘Griezmann did a great job last season,’ Ribery told Sport Bild.

    ‘But you have to consistently show performances like that if you want to be world class. People are so quick to […]

  • Griezmann plays like Zidane – Lizarazu

    Griezmann plays like Zidane – Lizarazu

    The World Cup 98 winner has complimented the France attacker by saying he plays in a similar way to the Les Bleus great , praising his ability to create space for team-mates.

    Antoine Griezmann possesses qualities similar to those of France legend Zinedine Zidane, says former Les Bleus star Bixente Lizarazu.

    Zidane is considered one of the greatest players in the history of football and won the World Cup, alongside Lizarazu, on home soil at France 98.

    Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann fell just […]

  • Chelsea ready to pay £88m release clause for world class forward

    Chelsea ready to pay £88m release clause for world class forward

    Chelsea are reportedly ready to pay a staggering £88million to seal the transfer of Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.

    The Blues are prepared to spend big to improve their squad after a difficult start to the season, with £60m Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci also reported as being a priority target.

    Still, it’s clear that Antonio Conte needs reinforcements in attack as well, with Michy Batshuayi seemingly not in his plans after joining from Marseille in the summer, and with Eden Hazard looking […]

  • Griezmann will challenge Ronaldo, Messi for Ballon d’Or

    Griezmann will challenge Ronaldo, Messi for Ballon d’Or

    Former Atletico Madrid striker Kiko is certain that Antoine Griezmann will be battling with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win the 2016 Ballon d’Or.

    Griezmann, 25, has emerged as a challenger to Ronaldo and Messi, who have won the last eight Ballon d’Or awards between them, thanks to his outstanding performances for Atletico and France over the last 12 months.

    Current holder Ronaldo remains the bookies’ favourite to keep it again this year, after Real Madrid won last season’s Champions League […]

  • Simeone: Griezmann was better than Ronaldo

    Simeone: Griezmann was better than Ronaldo

    According to the Argentine coach, his attacker enjoyed a better season than the Euro 2016 winner, who relied upon “the collective giving power to the individual”.

    Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says Antoine Griezmann was the best player in Europe last season, not Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Ronaldo claimed UEFA’s Best Player prize ahead of Griezmann and team-mate Gareth Bale after he fired Real Madrid to the Champions League and captained Portugal to Euro 2016 glory.

    Simeone feels Ronaldo’s trophy successes entitles him to the […]

  • Ronaldo & Griezmann named in shortlist for UEFA Best Player in Europe award

    Ronaldo & Griezmann named in shortlist for UEFA Best Player in Europe award

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann have both been named in a 10-man shortlist for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award.

    European football’s governing body released the list on Monday, with Ronaldo the early favourite to scoop the gong after playing a key role in both Portugal’s Euro 2016 triumph and Real Madrid winning the Champions League.

    Griezmann, who finished as the top goalscorer at the Euros after scoring six times to help France reach the final, is also in the running alongside […]